You work in hospital administration and have been assigned to update the hospital’s emergency preparedness plan. You will be presenting your work to the hospital board. After reading the required background materials for this module, including but not limited to the American College of Healthcare Executive's Policy Statement on the Role of the Healthcare Executive in Emergency Preparedness, write a complete 2-3 pages paper address the following questions:

1. What is the role of the health care executive/administrator in developing and implementing a comprehensive emergency operations plan?
2. What are the components of this type of plan?
Must provide 3 credible references cited in APA.

Required Background Materials

· Bhattacharya, D. (2013). Chapter 18: Emergency preparedness and infectious diseases. In Public health policy: Issues, theories, and advocacy. (pp. 403–425). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
· American College of Healthcare Executives. (2013). Healthcare executives’ role in emergency preparedness. Retrieved from
· Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. (2016). CMS finalizes rule to bolster emergency preparedness of certain facilities participating in Medicare and Medicaid. Retrieved from
· DeLuca, L., Pickering, A., Roward, Z., Durns, T., Miller, R., Sabb, D., & Cienki, J. (2015). Survey of Arizona emergency department infectious disease preparedness for possible Ebola patients. Intensive Care Medical Experimental, 3(Suppl 1), A349.
· Xavier University Library. (2014). How to write a position paper. Retrieved from
· Bhattacharya, D. (2013). Chapter 1: The role of law: Agencies, legislatures, courts, and the Constitution. In Public health policy: Issues, theories, and advocacy. (pp. 3–43). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
· Bhattacharya, D. (2013). Chapter 4: The role of politics: Players, processes, and power. In Public health policy: Issues, theories, and advocacy. (pp. 99–139). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

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